Fans PRAISE Millie Bobby Brown And Cast When They Find Out What The Mind Flayer Really Was
"So you're telling me I had nightmares from something that in reality is a beach ball?" A fan tweets.
18 August 2019 by Fonticha Tran
Actress Millie Bobby Brown at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters' held at
the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on May 18, 2019. — Photo by PopularImages
Stranger Writers (Stranger Things' official Twitter for their writers) tweeted out a behind the scenes clip of the Mind Flayer. And what exactly was the 'Mind Flayer'? A beach ball.
And fans were rightly impressed.
Check out the tweet from Stranger Writers:
This was taken from the last episode of season 3 in the scene where the Mind Flayer is searching for Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the rest of the group in Starcourt Mall.
The scene is filled with tension as the terrified teens hear the Mind Flayer inching closer to their hiding places...
And it turns out they were acting opposite a beach ball all along.
Well, let's just say fans were extremely impressed with the Stranger Things' cast acting skills:
And who isn't impressed? Because just exactly how talented is the cast (who by the way, is at the average age of 15), that managed to act absolutely terrified by a beach ball?
Of course, fans are also giving credit to the special effects team, saying how amazing it was that they edited a monster out of a mere beach ball.
But this behind the scene snippet isn't enough to satisfy Stranger Things fans. Fans are now demanding for more of this type of footage.
Yes. Because for reasons unknown, Stranger Things hasn't been actively releasing behind the scenes footage or blooper reels, which is bizarre, considering how fans love to see footage that shows their favourite stars either goofing about or messing up their lines.
So, what gives?
It's well known that most films and series release blooper reels. Just check out the Avengers series. There are plenty of behind the scenes and bloopers on YouTube. So why is Netflix not releasing any? There's clearly enough demand for them.
The absence of it is eerily similar to Netflix's The Umbrella Academy, where there are barely any behind the scenes clips either.
In fact, behind the scenes footage could only be found in scraps on Umbrella Academy's Justin Min's (Ben Hargreeves) Twitter in the form of selfies, as well as short clips from Aidan Gallagher's (Number Five) official YouTube channel.
Unfortunately, though, there could be a reason behind this.
Bloopers are usually released if the studio feels it'll have a positive impact on the series, be it for promotion or by making viewers love the cast even more.
So, there's a chance that the footage they have isn't good enough for release. That the bloopers aren't really that funny.
Yes. Unfortunately, that could be the case.
Because it looks like Netflix aren't against releasing bloopers. After all, for one of their newest shows, Sex Education, official bloopers were released on Netflix's official YouTube channel. It's gained over 4.1 million views so far, so it was definitely a good decision made by them. Oh, and The Good Place season three bloopers are also there.
And After Life's movie bloopers.
Fonticha Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.